ALLERGY, RESPIRATORY
Obesity May Raise Kids' Allergy Risk
Folic Acid Might Offer Allergy Relief
Air Pollution May Raise Blood Pressure
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE
Insight on Herbals Eludes Doctors, Patients Alike
Higher Vitamin D Intake Could Cut Cancer Risk
Acupuncture May Ease Depression During Pregnancy
ANIMAL CARE
Separation Anxiety, Canine-Style
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
Safe Toys for Dogs
BONES & JOINTS
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
Rheumatoid Arthritis a Threat to the Heart
Occupational Therapy Plus Exercise Benefits Osteoarthritis
CANCER
Low Vitamin D Levels May Initiate Cancer Development
Papaya Could Be a Cancer Fighter
Well Water Might Raise Bladder Cancer Risk
CAREGIVING
Medication Errors Could Be Cut: Experts
Babies Born in High Pollen Months at Wheezing Risk
Recession Scrambling Health Spending in U.S.
CIRCULATORY SYSTEM
An Apple a Day May Help Keep Heart Disease Away
Tai Chi and Qigong Offer Many Health Benefits: Review
Potassium-Rich Foods May Cut Stroke, Heart Disease Risk
COSMETIC
Study Evaluates Laser Therapies for Hair Removal
Get Sugared!.... Its a sweet choice for hair removal
Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow
DENTAL, ORAL
Gum Disease Treatment Doesn't Cut Preterm Birth Risk
Biological Product Shows Promise Against Gum Disease
Holistic Dentistry-My View
DIABETES
Drug May Not Help Diabetes-Related Eye Damage
Arthritis Hits More Than Half of Diabetics
24 Million Americans Had Diabetes in 2007
DIET, NUTRITION
Eating Free Range
Regular Yoga May Improve Eating Habits
Mediterranean Diet May Help Prevent Depression
DISABILITIES
Review Finds Marijuana May Help MS Patients
Could Your Cell Phone Help Shield You From Alzheimer's?
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Gas Stove Emissions Boost Asthma in Inner-City Kids
Warmer-Than-Average Temperatures Raise Migraine Risk
Agent Orange Exposure Tied to Prostate Cancer Return
EYE CARE, VISION
Diabetic Hispanics Missing Out on Eye Exams
Eye Problems, Hearing Loss May Be Linked
Decorative Halloween Eye Lenses May Pose Serious Risks
FITNESS
After a Stroke, Light Exercise Gets Hands, Arms Working Again
Keep Safety in Mind While Your Kids Are Cooling Off in the Water
Have Fun This Summer, But DO Be Careful
GASTROINTESTINAL PROBLEMS
Olive Oil May Protect Against Bowel Disease
Traditional Nonsurgical GERD Treatments Not Impressive
HRT Use Raises Risk of Stomach Trouble
GENERAL HEALTH
Man Dies of Brain Inflammation Caused by Deer Tick Virus
Coffee Cuts Liver Scarring in Hepatitis C
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
HEAD & NECK
Ski Helmets Encouraged for All
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
Zen May Thicken Brain, Thwart Pain
HEALTH & TECHNOLOGY
'Comfort Dogs' Come to Emotional Rescue
E-Mailing Your Way to Healthier Habits
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
HEARING
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Summer Sounds Can Lead to Hearing Loss
HEART & CARDIOVASCULAR
Kids With Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Heart Trouble
Fondness for Fish Keeps Japanese Hearts Healthy
Dark Chocolate May Lower Stroke Risk
INFECTIOUS DISEASE
Swine Flu Closes Three Schools in NYC
Poor Restroom Cleaning Causes Cruise-Ship Sickness
Swine Flu Loves a Crowd
INFERTILITY
Obesity May Affect Fertility in Young Womene
KID'S HEALTH
Even Young Kids Can Learn CPR
Soothing Imagery May Help Rid Some Kids of Stomach Pain
Many Children Will Outgrow Headaches
MEN'S HEALTH
Lots of Sex May Prevent Erectile Dysfunction
Noise Hurts Men's Hearing More, Study Shows
Whole Grains, Bran May Fight Hypertension in Men
MENTAL HEALTH
Consciousness Helps the Mind and Body Work Together
Most Depressed Teens Don't Get Treatment
Environmental Chemicals May Affect Male Reproduction
PAIN
Acupuncture, Real or Fake, Eases Back Pain
Are We Exercising Pain Away? Not So Much.
'Cell Phone Elbow' -- A New Ill for the Wired Age
PHYSICAL THERAPY
PREGNANCY
Before Conceiving, Take Folic Acid for One Full Year
For Baby and Mom Alike, Breast-Feeding May Be Best
Pre-Pregnancy Weight Linked to Babies' Heart Problems
SENIORS
Seniors Cope With Sleep Loss Better Than Young Adults
Tai Chi May Help Ward Off Knee Pain in Seniors
For Older Walkers, Faster Is Better
SEXUAL HEALTH
SLEEP DISORDERS
Exercising Throat Muscles May Relieve Sleep Apnea
Sleeping Could Help Women Lose The Baby Fat
Daylight Savings: Not a Bright Time for All
WOMEN'S HEALTH
Flame-Retardant Chemical Linked to Conception Problems
Vitamin D Deficiency Puts 40% of U.S. Infants and Toddlers At Risk
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Broccoli May Help Battle Breast Cancer

Eating broccoli just might have benefits in the fight against breast cancer.

At least in mice, a compound derived from broccoli appears to be able to kill breast cancer stem cells, which help tumors grow, according to a new study. But it's too soon to know if the compound would work in people. And the amount tested is larger than the amount people could consume in their diet.

The compound, known as sulforaphane, "has been studied previously for its effects on cancer, but this study shows that its benefit is in inhibiting the breast cancer stem cells," study co-author Duxin Sun, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, said in a university news release.

The researchers administered sulforaphane to mice with breast cancer and monitored the number of cancer stem cells in their tumors. They found that the treated mice had fewer of the cells and that they couldn't generate new tumors. Tests on human breast cancer cells in the laboratory resulted in similar decreases in cancer stem cells, they reported.

"This research suggests a potential new treatment that could be combined with other compounds to target breast cancer stem cells," Dr. Max S. Wicha, an oncology professor and director of the university's Comprehensive Cancer Center, and also a study co-author, said in the news release. "Developing treatments that effectively target the cancer stem cell population is essential for improving outcomes."

SOURCES: University of Michigan, press release, May 3, 2010 Published on: May 06, 2010